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How to protect password an Excel document on a Mac

If you want to protect Excel documents, such as spreadsheets containing financial information, so that other people cannot access your private documents, then in this article, we’ll show you how to password-protect Excel documents readily and hassle-free.

Let’s get started.

Password Protect an Excel Document via Save as on Mac

Open your document and click the Save As button.

Then select Options.

In the Password to open field, type the password you would like to use. Be sure to choose a strong password.

Once you’re done, click OK.

Step 4: Now you need to reenter your password in order to confirm it. Then click OK.

Save the document by clicking Save. The file is now password-protected, so the pass is required to open.

You can also password protect your Excel document via the File menu.

Step 1: Select File, and then select Passwords from the menu. You will see the File Passwords window.

Step 2: Type the password you wish to use in the Password to open field. Make sure to select a strong password.

Once you’re done, click OK.

Step 3: Reenter the same password. Then click OK

This password is now required to open the file that has been encrypted.

NOTE: Please do not send the file as well as the password in the same email. If this will be the case, try finding an alternative way to communicate the password to the recipients.

FAQs

How to remove Excel Document password from Mac?

Step 1 Open a password-protected Excel spreadsheet. Enter your password in the textbox of the pop-up window. After that, press the “OK” button.

Step 2 Go to the “File” tab in your toolbar. Choose “Passwords” from the dropdown menu.

Step 3 From the pop-up window, delete both passwords so that the text boxes are blank. After clicking “OK”, the passwords will be removed from the spreadsheet.

How to change Excel Document password from Mac?

Step 1 Enter the password for the encrypted Excel spreadsheet into the dialog box that appears when you open it. Then click Ok.

Step 2 Go to the “File” tab in your toolbar. Choose “Passwords” from the dropdown menu.  

Step 3 From the pop-up window, delete both passwords so that the text boxes are blank. After clicking “OK”, the passwords will be removed from the spreadsheet.

Step 4 Enter the password you intend to use in the same pop-up window. In order to make remembering the password easier, you can use the same password for both opening and editing the file. Click “OK” after typing both passwords.

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